I’m sure you all know all about the No Left Turn and the rarer No Right Turn, but this here is about the No Straight at 6th Street on Market Street inbound.
Now of course this enforcement action wasn’t an actual sting operation as:
- It wasn’t bike riders getting ticketed, and
- There was no subterfuge.
Take a look – if you can’t see dude standing in the street with the sun at your back, well, you’ve got issues, Gentle Reader:
Of course, the fishing’d be easier in the AM but this was in the afternoon. Here comes Victim #1, blithely motoring straight through, as people have done for more than a century:
Cop springs into the slow lane…
…and then informs the driver of the new-ish rule. But get this – popo let him off with just a warning. FIN.
That’s story #1.
Story #2 is shorter. Through the intersection…
…and then after a 30-second chat…
…out comes the ticket book. That’s (at least) $238 for starters, but the real-life cost could get up to something like $1000-something what with the court fees and possible increase insurance costs and whatnot.
Anyway, FIN for Story #2.
I’m surprised the cops are still just warning people in 2017, JMO.